1998 Pontiac Trans Sport Oil Change

1998 Pontiac Trans Sport Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1998 Pontiac Trans Sport? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 1998 Pontiac Trans Sport Engine Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Pontiac Trans Sport’s oil changed? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. We couldn’t put it better than our technician, Brianna. She likes to explain to customers that, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Your 1998 Trans Sport’s oil should be changed according to Pontiac’s recommended oil change intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. No matter the mileage, your Trans Sport may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Pontiac if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, adventure off-road, or go long distances at low speeds. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Pontiac Trans Sport. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Pontiac Trans Sport?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1998 Pontiac Trans Sport motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Pontiac has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1998 Pontiac Trans Sport vehicles. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, regulate engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During an oil change, a technician will change your Trans Sport's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, check all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Trans Sport by considering your driving habits, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for Pontiacs

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Pontiac Trans Sport oil, whether it's Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, or Shell Rotella® heavy-duty engine oil. There are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are proven winners. For instance, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] Pennzoil is another option. Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. Always refer to Pontiac's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1998 Pontiac Trans Sport.

Where to Go for 1998 Pontiac Trans Sport Oil Change

When the time for your Trans Sport’s next oil change rolls around, you’ll know where to get it. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Pontiac vehicles. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right oil at the right price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 1998 Pontiac Trans Sports. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Trans Sport today. Many stores are open late and on weekends for your convenience.

[1] ILSAC GF-5 represents the latest performance standard set by the International Lubricant Standardization and Approval Committee (ILSAC), a joint effort of U.S. and Japanese automobile manufacturers. Most automobile manufacturers are expected to recommend oils that meet ILSAC GF-5. API SN is the most recent service category issued by API’s Lubricants Group. Oils meeting API SN and the new “Resource Conserving” designation meet all ILSAC GF-5 performance requirements.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 1998 Pontiac Trans Sport

  • What can low oil do to my Pontiac Trans Sport engine? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil runs low, engine parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and cause your Trans Sport’s engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Pontiac Trans Sport oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Pontiac Trans Sport exhaust smoke grayish or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, damaged piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get Your Pontiac Trans Sport Oil Changed

Give your Trans Sport’s engine a little TLC with routine oil changes. Schedule your next appointment today.